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CTP is getting leaner & cleaner

Sep 1, 2008 12:00 AM,

Prepress equipment and plate manufacturers made several CTP debuts at Drupa 2008. If you didn't make it to Dsseldorf this spring, you can see them up close at Graph Expo 2008, October 26-29 in Chicago. Next-generationinkjet CTP Glunz & Jensen (Elkwood, VA) launched the next generation of its inkjet CTP (iCTP) technology, the PlateWriter 2000, at Drupa. The platesetter targets small and medium-format

Going greener

Sep 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

I'm a lifer in the printing industry, says Kathy Lauerman, president of the Printing & Imaging Assn. Mountain States (PIAMS) (Denver). Prior to joining PIAMS more than 10 years ago, Lauerman helped found the Printing Industries Assn. of Arizona (PIAZ). Before becoming an association manager, she owned and operated her own printing company and also worked in sales and management positions in the industry.

Announcing the AMERICAN PRINTER Environmental Excellence Award winners

Sep 1, 2008 12:00 AM,

Winners of AMERICAN PRINTER’s first annual Environmental Excellence Awards ranged from 10-employee family businesses to sprawling operations with staffs of hundreds

Making the Green team

Sep 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien and Jill Roth

Winners of AMERICAN PRINTER's first annual Environmental Excellence Awards ranged from 10-employee family businesses to sprawling operations with staffs of hundreds. But their reactions were almost identical. We're thrilled, said one printer, a comment many others echoed. Several reminded us that their companies have been green for decades or longer and welcomed the opportunity to share their strategies

Litho is changing. What can a small printer do?

Aug 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By Raymond J. Prince

Recently a small printing company asked me what they could do to set themselves apart from others and truly impress buyers of print? The printer did not have much money to spend that was the challenge. My answer, after a fair bit of thought, was to go green and sell green. Why? Well, let's look at a few observations and facts: It costs little or no money to go green. Most print buyers are young people


Jun 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By AP staff

This is the second in our annual two-part feature detailing the current paper and ink products on the market. See part 1 in our May 2008 issue or online at In addition, look for late-breaking news from Drupa 2008 in our July issue. Waterless offset ink Van Son's (Islandia, NY) Quickson Pro Waterless ink is formulated to strike a balance between technology and ingenuity. Offering

No dryers or gutters

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

Graham Trevett, vice president of sales for Goss Intl., says potential M-600 Folia applications include books and magazines. It's [competitive] with a dedicated perfector doing signature work, he says. Unlike a sheetfed press, the M-600 has a fixed cutoff, but Trevett notes this potential limitation is offset (so to speak) by several factors. The blanket-to-blanket M-600 units print simultaneously

Going greener

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

According to Joerg Daehnhardt, director of product management for Heidelberg USA (Kennesaw, GA), reducing startup waste should be a top priority for environmentally minded printers it's the one area with the largest impact on a press' environmental performance. Anicolor & more Heidelberg's innovations for streamlining waste include the new Anicolor inking unit option on its Speedmaster 52. A keyless

Making the green scene

May 1, 2008 12:00 AM,

Teaming with Premier sponsors Heidelberg and Kodak, AMERICAN PRINTER, in conjunction with the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), has created the Environmental Excellence Awards. This program will heighten the awareness of environmentally sound practices in the commercial printing industry while honoring the commercial printers who are leading the industry in environmentally conscious

Rethinking paper strategies

May 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By Debora Toth

Transformation was the theme of the 2008 Recycled Summit sponsored by Boise Paper, which was held in Denver March 12-13, 2008. More than 100 managers from the airline, financial, entertainment, education, government and other industries discussed the environmental impacts of paper procurement, usage, and recycling. Boise's new president and CEO, Alexander Toeldte, opened the conference by explaining

Is your shop Chain of Custody certified?

May 1, 2008 12:00 AM,

Tell us about it and enter AMERICAN PRINTER's Environmental Excellence Awards. See pg. 56 for details and an entry form.

Paper & Ink

May 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Nine companies embrace ColorLok standard At Paperworld in January, nine companies announced support for the ColorLok paper standard, with the goal of making better paper for better printing. April, Domtar, Epson, HP, International Paper (IP), Kodak, Mondi, M-Real and Suzano have agreed to support the performance standards of ColorLok papers. In addition, Epson, HP and Kodak will recommend the use

Brown goes green

Apr 23, 2008 12:00 AM,

Brown Printing Co. (Waseca, MN) has made a donation in honor of each of its clients to The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees Campaign.

Colorado printer earns FSC certification

Apr 23, 2008 12:00 AM,

American Web, a Denver printer for over 26 years printing more than 200 publications and catalogs for national and local clients, has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)certification

Duckbill launches recycling program

Apr 10, 2008 12:00 AM,

The Duckbill(Grand Rapids, MI) Reel Slabber was not easily recyclable using conventional technologies

Curtis Packaging honored for clean energy

Apr 2, 2008 12:00 AM,

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund has honored Curtis Packaging as a 2008 recipient of the “Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Award.” The award recognizes Curtis Packaging’s commitment to clean, renewable energy and how its purchase is leading the success of the “Clean Energy Community” campaign in Newtown

Making the green scene

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM, Katherine O'Brien

Two years ago, I invited AMERICAN PRINTER readers to share their stories of environmental stewardship. Mercer Color (Coldwater, OH) was among the first to respond. For more than 15 years, we have been practicing and perfecting ecological manufacturing, wrote Pat Berger, vice president and owner. We have beta tested and recommended modifications to many products. Berger noted that petroleum washes

Green sheets

Mar 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

There's good news on the forestry front: The most recent U.S. Forest Service data confirms that the country's forestland is about as abundant today as it was 100 years ago. The new data reinforces findings in The State of America's Forests, a 2007 report by the Society of American Foresters that reinforces the importance of continuing sustainable certified forest practices to ensure forestland remains

EcoFriendly Paper

Mar 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

AbitibiBowater (Montreal) AbitibiBowater introduces EcoLaser, which uses 50 percent less wood fiber than freesheet bond papers. It is manufactured chlorine-free using hydroelectricity, which reduces the use of fossil fuel and greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent. Because this 17.7-lb. sheet has the caliper and opacity of a 24-lb. bond sheet, you can buy less paper by weight to print the same amount